Father accused of threatening remarks
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A federal judge says Katie Wolfmeyer's father approached witnesses during his daughter's trial and made comments they took as threats.
Judge William Stiehl said Tuesday that 51-year-old Patrick Wolfmeyer made comments to two FBI agents and a member of the Columbia, Ill., police department Thursday at the East St. Louis courthouse.
The judge said he warned Patrick Wolfmeyer once earlier that week about similar behavior.
Stiehl ordered friends and family of 19-year-old Katie Wolfmeyer to have no contact with witnesses.
Patrick Wolfmeyer and prosecutor Stephen Clark declined comment.
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